Regardless of what rifle you may have, when you look for a scope to use with it, you will be faced with many different ones and many different brands. Some brands are more famous than others like Leipold and Aimpoint but that does not necessarily mean that that brand of scope is best for you. For instance, many people find that the Best Vortex Spitfire 3X scope is the best for them and that is made by Vortex Optics.
Vortex Optics is an American company which started up in 2002 but in that relatively short time, has built up a reputation for being a company which can provide quality optics at very reasonable prices. The Vortex Spitfire is neither the largest nor the most expensive scope on the market but it is for those reasons that it is becoming so popular. Unless you are only going to use your scope for target shooting, you will not want it to be too heavy, big or cumbersome and although the Vortex Spitfire weighs 12.2 ounces and there are lighter ones like the Trijicon ACOG which only weighs 9 ounces, the Spitfire is also rugged enough to handle most tough outdoor activities. According to reviews of the Vortex Spitfire, some people would have preferred the scope to be fully waterproof instead of just water resistant which although understandable, most people are happy with it just being water resistant. The optics of the Vortex Spitfire are remarkably good considering it has a price tag of only $500 and is easily of as high quality as some scopes that cost over $1000 however, it may be more basic with not so many special features.
Being a small scope and fairly lightweight, the Vortex Spitfire is a popular choice with hunters and could easily be considered for use by law enforcement agencies. The trouble with the larger, heavier scopes is that if you are a hunter and have to carry your rifle all day, the weight of the rifle seems heavier by the hour and so as the scope adds to the weight of the rifle, it can be too heavy before the end of the day. Whilst moving through brush though, the scope will receive some tough treatment and so as well as being small and light, it must be able to withstand a certain amount of rough treatment.
When purchasing the scope of your choice, it is important that you opt or one that has a compatible attachment to your rifle as DIY attachment can cause the scope to be less accurate. Also ensure that you have a sighting system you like to use, such as red dot or cross-hairs. Also check that you are comfortable with the eyepiece as one you are not comfortable with could become frustrating before a day’s shooting is over. Before even going to the hardware store to check out the different scopes, most people look at some reviews on the internet to get an idea of which scope they may like best.